Wednesday, July 23, 2014

She thinks to intimidate me by the use of quarter hours?

A great line from The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

November 25, 1978, St. Petersburg Times - New York Times, page 8A, U.S. ambassador praised for cool under fire in Guyana, in Bernard Weintraub,

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Robert and Adeline Height, of South Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, the
parents of Mrs. Sally Dwyer, wife of Richard Dwyer, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Guyana

Dr. Julius Mader, an "East German academician with ties to the Stasi intelligence service," who authored the book Who's Who in the CIA, names Richard Dwyer as being an agent of the Central Intelligence Agency, 

"She said the ambassador had been in touch with Dick by radio, and that he was one of the 10 wounded," says Robert Height.

The Height's learned of their son-in-law's involvment in the Port Kaituma shooting from television news reports Saturday evening. They were unable to reach their daughter until "about 10 a.m. Sunday."

"Dwyer radioed for help..." said Charles A. Krause

"Neither of the Dwyers had mentioned the religious sect to the Heights before the ambush, and Mrs. Dwyer knew only that her husband was accompanying Ryan, says Height. The Dwyers have been stationed at the embassy in Georgetown since June, but had not visited Jonestown or met Rev. Jim Jones, the American leader of the cult.

"'Sally said Dick was walking when they got back to Georgetown, but he looked terrible because he'd lost a tremendous amount of blood,' says Mrs. Height. 'He wanted to go back (to Jonestown), and the ambassador wouldn't let him.'"

Richard Dwyer stationed at the embassy in Georgetown since June, 1978..

"McCoy frequently interviewed people who were supposedly being held against their will in Jonestown."
Ashley Hewitt, director of the State Department's Office of Caribbean Affairs

U.S. ambassador to Guyana, John Richard Burke. "appointed last year"

Thursday, November 23, 1978, St. Petersburg Independent, page 18A, A Hero In Guyana; Their Son-In-Law Survived Jonestown Tragedy, by Jane Baumann, Staff Writer,

This has been a mystery for than 25 years. Until recently, I was of the opinion that the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy, Richard Dwyer, had returned to Jonestown after the ambush at Port Kaituma. What made me think so was an excerpt from the so-called “Last Tape” that Jim Jones made, while sitting on the dais at the pavillion in Jonestown, cajoling his followers to kill themselves. [The tape was obtained from the FBI under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  I've quoted from the FBI's transcript of that tape.] Against a background of wailing and screams, we hear the following: one hears
According to Dr. Julius Mader, an East German academician with ties to the Stasi intelligence service, Dwyer was actually a CIA officer. [Mader is the author of Who's Who in the CIA.  It's in that book that Dwyer is named as a CIA officer.] This opinion would appear to have been based on analysis of Dwyer’s background, which included his enlistment in the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, followed by service in the fly-blown capitals of Syria, Egypt, Bulgaria and Chad.
In other words, Dwyer looked like a spook. And Mader wasn't the only one who thought so. Kit Nascimento, Guyana's Minister of Information at the time, has stated flatly that Richard Dwyer was the CIA's Chief of Station in Guyana when the Jonestown massacre occurred.
But Mader and Nascimento were mistaken.
In fact, the CIA station chief in Guyana was a colleague of Dwyer's, working under State Department cover at the U.S. Embassy in Georgetown.  This was James Adkins, who would later come a cropper in the Iran-Contra hearings, during which he was criticized for what might be characterized as "over-achievement" on behalf of the Contras in the early 1980s.  He later resigned from the CIA.
Adkins is important to the story because he was the first outsider to learn of the murders and suicides at Jonestown – and it was he who notified Washington about what had happened.  Whether he reported that suicides and murders were taking place, or just suicides, is uncertain.
According to the Pentagon, which took responsibility for transporting the dead back to the United States, the National Military Command Center (NMCC) was first notified of an incident in Guyana at 7:18 P.M. on Saturday, November 18. ["Guyana Operations," After-Action Report, 18-27 November, 1978, prepared by the Special Study Group, Operations Directorate, USMC Directorate, Joint Chiefs of Staff (distributed 31 January, 1979).  All times are taken from Appendix B, "Chronology of Events."] This information, 

at 3:29 A.M., the JCS chronology indicates that “CIA NOIWON reports mass suicides at Jonestown.” [Ibid. The JCS chronology cites the following reference: "CIA 191138Z Nov 78".  NOIWON is the National Operations and Intelligence Watch Officers Network.]

All entries in the JCS chronology are Eastern Standard Time. In Guyana, however, it was one hour and fifteen minutes later than in Washington, D.C.—which means that the CIA notified the Defense Department of the “mass suicides” at 4:44 A.M. (Guyana-time).

Barely 25 minutes afterward, at 3:29 A.M., the JCS chronology indicates that “CIA NOIWON reports mass suicides at Jonestown.” [Ibid. The JCS chronology cites the following reference: "CIA 191138Z Nov 78".  NOIWON is the National Operations and Intelligence Watch Officers Network.]

According to Newsweek, however, the order to remove the tags was issued by Robert Pastor, the National Security Council's staff coordinator for Latin American and Caribbean affairs

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